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Crenshaw United Methodist Church will host the Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry on October 16, at 2:30 p.m., at 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. Rev. Howard Ashford is pastor. The topic is ‘Enhancing the Lives of Children of Prisoners.' The speakers will be caregivers, parents and professionals. For information, call (323) 292-0141.
St. John's United Methodist Church will celebrate Women's Day on October 16, at 3 p.m., at 1715 Santa Ana Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. Royce V. Porter is pastor and Melanie Pleasant is chairperson. The theme is ‘Christian Women Committed to Peace' based on Proverbs 14:30. The speaker will be Melanie Moore of Higher Praise Church of God in Christ. Soloist Sylvia Bennett and the Women's Day Mass Choir directed by Carolyn Kimble-Singleton will sing. Call (323) 564-5638 for details.
St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church will salute the 20th Anniversary of Bishop Alex and Lady Anjel Toussaint on October 16, at 3:30 p.m., at 1794 West 36th Place in Los Angeles. Bishop Kenneth Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church will be guest preacher. The theme is ‘Our Pastor, A Servant of God, Who Said Here Am I, Send Me' from Isaiah 6:8. Call (323) 735-0201 for details.
On A Mission, Inc. will sponsor an eight-week ‘Boys To Men' mentoring program every Thursday starting October 20, at 4:30 p.m., 3031 West Vernon Avenue in Los Angeles, announced Executive Director Edwin Louis Henderson. All male youth from ages 12 to 17 are welcome to attend. Topics include self-esteem, fatherhood, resume building, investing and gang intervention. For information, call(323) 298-4779 or (323) 610-8697.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship will present the 5th Annual Time of Joy sponsored by its Seniors by Grace Ministry on October 22, at 3:30 p.m., at 2085 Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. James K. McKnight is pastor and Carol Hall Holliday is founder/lay leader. The free program will feature song, dance, poetry and Christian comedian Edwonda White. For details, call (323) 732-8869.
True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 60th Anniversary on October 23, at 7901 South Van Ness in Inglewood. Dr. James Perkins is pastor, Mrs. Evelyn Perkins is first lady and Rev. and Mrs. LaVaughn Phillips are chairpersons. At 8 a.m., the speaker will be Rev. Gregory Richardson, an associate minister of True Friendship. At 11 a.m., Rev. Marvin Dean will preach. For information, call (323) 750-7304.
Park Hills Community Church RCA will hold its 5th Annual ‘Sundae Sunday' on October 23, at 11 a.m., at Overdale and Northridge Drives in Los Angeles. Rev. Peter Watts, pastor of The R.O.C.K. Church, will be the guest speaker. The service will be followed by an ice cream social. For information, call (323) 294-1421.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church is observing Shepherd's Month each Sunday at 3:30 p.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier Thompson. On October 23, guests will be Dr. J.B. Hardwick and Praises of Zion Baptist Church, Dr. E.V. Hill II and Mount Zion Baptist Church, and Pastor Jeffrey Lewis and New Antioch Church of God in Christ. On October 30, guests will be Pastor Joe L. Gates, Sr. and Travelers Rest Baptist Church and Pastor Torrey Collins and St. Rest Baptist Church. Call (323) 731- 2703 for details.
Second A.M.E. Zion Church will sponsor its Annual Friends and Family Festival on October 29, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at 3612 West 64th Street in Inglewood. Rev. George E. Kent is pastor and Linda Henry-Johnson is chairperson. Ethnic and cultural entertainment, free food, crafts, vendors, games and more will be featured. On October 30, Friends and Family worship will be held at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For information, (310) 412-1674.
New Beginning Faith Ministry is currently hosting a gospel musical play, ‘A Taste of Life,' through October 30, at 7223 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Corlotta Suleer-Adams is writer/producer. Show times are Fridays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Donations are $25 for groups and $22 for seniors. Call (310) 213-6776 for details.